Cheptegei breaks 10,000m world record


Joshua Cheptegei has done it again!

The Ugandan marathoner has just smashed the 10,000m in 26:11.02 in Valencia.

Cheptegei has broken two world records already this year.

On Wednesday night, he bagged a third, breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s 10,000m track record in Valencia’s Turia Stadium.

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Cheptegei, 24, set a new world 5km road record in Monaco back in February before retreating to lockdown in his native Uganda.

In August, he emerged and returned to Monaco, knocking almost two seconds off Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year-old track record for the distance, setting a new mark of 12min 35.36secs.

The record he has just broken is another of Bekele’s long-standing marks, set in Brussels in August 2005.



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